This Week’s New Releases: Sleater-Kinney, Killswitch Engage And The Hold Steady

The day has finally arrived, Sleater-Kinney’s new album is here! However, it does mark their last with drummer Janet Weiss so it’s all a tad bittersweet.

This week we’ve also got Killswitch Engage following up 2016’s ‘Incarnate’ and the Hold Steady putting out their seventh studio album, plus much more.

Head below to check out the rest of the new releases on offer.

Blanck Mass – ‘Animated Violence Mild’ (Scared Bones)

Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Xtra Mile/Polydor)

Friendly Fires – ‘Inflorescent’ (Polydor)

The Hold Steady – ‘Thrashing Thru The Passion’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Ho99o9 – ‘Cyber Warfare’ EP (Toys Have Powers/999 Deathkult)

Illenium – ‘Ascend’ (Atralwerks)

Killswitch Engage – ‘Atonement’ (Metal Blade/Sony)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ (Flightless Records)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 6’ (Decca)

Mallory Knox – ‘Mallory Knox’ (A Wold At Your Door/Silva Screen)

The Murder Capital – ‘When I Have Fears’ (Human Season)

Off With Their Heads – ‘Be Good’ (Epitaph)

Oh Sees – ‘Face Stabber’ (Castle Face)

Red Hearse – ‘Red Hearse’ (RCA Records)

Ride – ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ (Wichita)

Rodney Crowell – ‘Texas’ (RC1 Records)

Shura – ‘Forevher’ (Secretly Canadian)

Sleater-Kinney – ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ (Mom + Pop)

Snoh Aalegra – ‘-Ugh, Those Feels Again’ (Artium Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Quality Control: Control The Streets, Vol.2’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/UMG)

Young Thug – ‘So Much Fun’ (300 Entertainment/Atlantic)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: The Libertines, Idles, The Damned, Killswitch Engage, Skepta, Van Morrison, Dita Von Teese and more

Indie royalty the Libertines will tour the UK this winter, including a date at the O2 Academy Brixton, London on December 18. Bristol punks Idles, meanwhile, will also hit the road in December, wrapping up with a massive London gig at the iconic Alexandra Palace. Punk pioneers the Damned will team up with Hammer House Of Horror and Circus of Horrors for an immersive, theatrical live experience at the London Palladium in October and American metalcore heroes Killswitch Engage will return with a new album this summer, followed by a UK tour in the autumn.

Grime godfather Skepta will follow up his European festival performances with UK and Ireland headline shows during November, legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison has lined up a round of dates for later 2019 and early 2020, and burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese will bring her Glamonatrix Tour to the UK in spring 2020.

The Libertines

The band have confirmed performances in Bournemouth, Leeds, Dundee, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and London, where they’ll finish up the run at the O2 Academy Brixton on December 18. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 28.

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The Bristol quintet will perform at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom, Manchester Academy, O2 Academy Leeds, and Alexandra Palace in London for their biggest headline show to date this December. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on June 28.

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The Damned

The punk pioneers have combined with Hammer House Of Horror for a theatrical live experience at the London Palladium on October 28, bringing together the band’s love of horror with a punk rock show. It will also feature cabaret and a supporting cast from Circus of Horrors. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 28.

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Killswitch Engage

The Massachusetts metalcore quintet, who will return with ‘Atonement’ this summer, will tour Europe in the autumn including shows in Norwich, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton on October 20. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 28.

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The grime artist, who recently released an album of the same name, will follow up his European festival performances with headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow and London, where he’ll play Olympia, during November. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £38.50 including fees.

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Van Morrison

The legendary singer-songwriter, who released ‘The Prophet Speaks’ last year, will perform in Bournemouth, Cardiff, Oxford and Nottingham in October, Brighton in early December. He’s also lined up three consecutive nights at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast between December 31 to January 2, 2020. Tickets for Belfast are on sale now, while tickets for the rest of the new dates go on sale at 9am on June 28.

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Dita Von Teese

The burlesque superstar will bring her Glamonatrix Tour to the UK in spring 2020, with performances confirmed at Brighton Dome, Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, and the London Palladium, where she has lined up four shows, during April. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 28.

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Also announced this week:

Metronomy, Rammstein, Burna Boy, Bjorn Again, Kojo Anim, Grease Live in Concert, the Phantom of the Opera, Jaden Smith, Anderson .Paak, K Trap, the Interrupters, James Arthur, the Warehouse Project, Wet Wet Wet, Black Peaks, Pulled Apart By Clothes, Yonaka, the Chats, Rhod Gilbert, Queen Symphonic, Russ MB, Mabel, Mahalia, Roam, With Confidence, Thursday, Inglorious, Kaiser Chiefs and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: Brian Fallon, Aurora And Alessia Cara


It seems we’ve got a week of debuts! The Gaslight Anthem’s frontman Brian Fallon is putting out his first solo record, Norwegian singer Aurora is also offering up her first LP, along with Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Meanwhile, Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage are racking up record #8 with ‘Incarnate’.

Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Alessia Cara – ‘Know It All’ (Virgin EMI)

Aurora – ‘All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend’ (Decca)

Brian Fallon – ‘Painkillers’ (Virgin EMI)

Into It. Over It. – ‘Standards’ (Triple Crown Records)

Killswitch Engage – ‘Incarnate’ (Roadrunner)

Matt Corby – ‘Telluric’ (Atlantic)



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